Nov 21, 2012 7:00am PST
world that came from the arab spring. and the u.s. is in this position where they are standing by israel, very clearly they have said that they support israel's right to defend itself. hillary clinton has met with the palestinian leader weather the egyptian president, with the israeli prime minister but not with hamas. that's going to continue to reverberate in the way that the president has dealings with the arab world going forward from this, and that's what they're looking at as they look forward to the next four years. >> the question, can she get this deal done or push it along. >> and she's dealing with a very different set of players. the playing field has changed dramatically. you have an egypt, tunisia that are no longer in the same position vis-a-vis israel. th then you have turkey, too. that's another sort of wild card where the relationship between israel and turkey deteriorated so much from 2010 to today that, you know, the u.s. really is in a position where they really can't take too many steps back from israel because it's more isolated now than it was even two years ago.
Nov 19, 2012 7:00am PST
with the speech, but with u.s. dollars and a small down payment, if you will, $170 million in aid over the next couple of years if myanmar continues to make democratic reforms, more aid is likely to come. >> thank you, chuck todd. >> as we start the big holiday travel week, thanksgiving will be a big one and travel week is expected to go up for the fourth year in a row. msnbc's jay gray joins me live from chicago's o'hare airport. and jay, you said that you were starting to see a little bit of the foot traffic tick up. >> yeah, good morning, richard. we are continuing to see it if you will take a look at terminal three here at o'hare airport, and you can see the plenty of people pulling the luggage and 23 million or more are expeckted to travel over the holidays and across the nation, and this is the crossroads for millions of the travelers. this is going to be the busiest airport in america over the holiday week, so a lot of people are coming through chicago as they get on the way to grandmas or wherever they may be going. a majority of the people, richard, will be be traveling in cars. they w
Nov 20, 2012 7:00am PST
and the israelis know that. i think most people here in the u.s. would say if 700 rockets hit you, israel has a right to self-defense. if this gets out of hand, you have a new government in egypt that shares some roots, some political roots, with hamas but doesn't want to wreck its relationship with us. you have the situation in syria that is so violent and i think israel knows that it wants to be careful not to let this out of hand. and so maybe this three party, i agree with martin, this three-party agreement could be very important and maybe a sign that in his second term president obama is going to get more engaged in the peace process. there has been talk of sending president clinton as a mideast envoy. i thought that was an intriguing idea. but at least i think this is -- these are all very good signs for the situation. >> e.j., stay with us, and martin fletcher, thanks to you. i want to bring in senator chris koonce. senator, good morning. >> good morning 0, chris. >> the senate did unanimously pass that resolution standing by israel, something you co-response arored. what do you think